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One-minute video clip Competition

We are asking students to create a one-minute video clip by 17th November on the subject:
"Why young people should vote in European Elections"

The Prize

We are awarding three educational visits to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France (two schools from each European Constituency) for 24 students and two teachers to participate in the Euroscola Programme, a one-day youth parliament for 16-18 year olds. Each winning school will receive a travel subsidy of approx. €300 per person which normally covers most of the travel costs. To find out more about Euroscola visit

Getting started

We would encourage teachers to act as facilitators for the students in this competition. The main purpose of the project is to get students thinking about European democracy and active citizenship as some of them will vote for the first time in the European Elections in 2019. The project can be an individual or team effort but we can only accept one entry per school. The clip should be maximum one minute long.

Questions to stimulate discussion

  • Who is legally entitled to vote and who actually votes?
  • If you are eligible to vote, would you and why?
  • What is democracy and how does it work?
  • Are all countries democratic?
  • Do you think Europe is democratic?
  • What role does Ireland play in Europe?
  • Why should young people vote in European elections?

How to submit your entry

Step 1: Upload your video clip to YouTube (max. 1 minute and one entry per school)

Step 2: Send the URL of your video clip by email to:

along with the following contact details:

  • name and address of school
  • name and Email of teacher

Closing date for entries: Friday, 17th November (5:00pm)

Please note:

By submitting your entry to this competition you give permission to the European Parliament to use your video clip on its website, in its publications and on its social media platforms.

Although judges will consider production quality it will not be a deciding factor so video clips may be made using a mobile device. What the judges are really looking for is creativity, message and impact and their decision will be final.

The winners

The three winning schools will be announced on our website

on Friday, 1st December.

Winning schools will travel to Strasbourg in the first half of 2018. If you have any questions please contact Anne McEvoy-Smyth by email: or call 01-605 7900.

We wish you all the very best of luck!


If you would like to be notified of future competitions send an email to: